NBA Western Conference Playoff

The NBA playoffs are finally here, and while the first round isn’t always the most exciting time on the basketball calendar, the parity in the Western conference is much stronger than in the East, and that has provided sports betting fans with what is undoubtedly the most exciting matchup of the opening round on paper. The defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks overcame the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder in last year’s Western conference finals en route to their NBA title, but will now tip off against them as the underdogs in the first round. The Mavericks still have some of the veteran pedigree that helped them win the title a year ago, but this time around it’s the Thunder with more weapons to lean on, as we take a quick look at the opening round.